Category Archives: Reviews

Summer Activities – Wednesday Activity Reviews

Summer Activity Reviews

Are you looking for fun family activities this summer? Each Wednesday this summer, Ann Arbor with Kids is sharing a review of a fun activity.  The activities in the Wednesday Activity Review are selected based on their appeal to families with elementary aged children. Many of these activities will also be of interest to older and younger children. Activities featured in the Wednesday Activity Review […]

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Montibeller Park – Playground Profile

Montibeller Park - Balance Beam

This profile of Montibeller Park is part of our Summer Series: Tuesday Playground Profiles Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground in the Ann Arbor area. Playgrounds will be selected from Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. Today we are profiling Pittsfield Township’s Montibeller Park. Montibeller Park Montibeller Park is located on Ellsworth Rd just east of the shopping center with Meijer. […]

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Red Rock Barbecue – Saturday Restaurant Review

Red Rock Barbecue - Ribs

Our favorite barbecue restaurant in the Ann Arbor area is Ypsilanti’s Red Rock Barbecue. One thing that we appreciate about Red Rock is that the food is consistently great. Other restaurants, it can be amazing on one visit and a bust on the next visit.  Red Rock Barbecue Food We all love the food at Red Rock Barbecue. We find the portions […]

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New Menu Items at Noodles & Company

New Menu Items at Noodles & Company - Wisconsin Mac & Cheese

Disclosure: I was invited to Noodles & Company for a Noodles Tasting event. Along with writers from other websites, we were given sample menu items. All opinions are my own Whether we’re running errands or balancing sports practice or school events, we often find ourselves needing a quick bite on the run. Noodles & Company has always been one of my daughter’s […]

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Zap Zone – Wednesday Activity Review

Zap Zone Review

This review of Zap Zone is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. Yesterday I presented my daughter with a list of options for this week’s Wednesday Activity Review. She immediately jumped on Zap Zone, a perennial favorite. About Zap Zone Zap Zone Ann Arbor offers laser tag, bumper cars, cannon blaster, and arcade games. By far, the most popular attraction is […]

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Pretzel Bell Review – Restaurant Review Saturday

Pretzel Bell Kids Mac & Cheese with Fruit

We loved Lena and were sad when it closed in January to be replaced by Pretzel Bell in April. Today, we finally visited Pretzel Bell while we were downtown for the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival. While we still miss Lena (and the baked goat cheese appetizer), Pretzel Bell was an enjoyable meal and we will be back. Pretzel Bell Food Pretzel Bell is a casual restaurant […]

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Finding Dory Review

Finding Dory Review - Dory

Disclosure: My daughter and I attended a free screening of Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory. All opinions in this Finding Dory Review are our own. Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory finally opens in theaters today! It’s been a long wait since the movie was first announced more than 3 years ago. We were in line at Universal Studios when I received the email and shared the news. Finding Dory Review […]

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Putterz – Wednesday Activity Review

This review of Putterz is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. Yesterday my daughter and I visited Putterz in Ypsilanti for an afternoon of Miniature Golf after school. Originally Putterz was scheduled to close at the end of the 2016 season. However, their sale fell through. They open for the 2017 season on April 1. About Putterz Putterz offers 3 […]

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Matthaei Botanical Gardens – Wednesday Activity Review

Matthaei Botanical Garden - Children's Garden - Sign

This review of Matthaei Botanical Gardens is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. While visiting this weekend, my mother-in law suggested visiting the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. My daughter had just been on a Girl Scout field trip which she loved. She loved her field trip and couldn’t wait to show us everything that she had seen in the […]

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